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The Four Fathers of the Church

The Four Fathers of the Church

Attributed to: Meester Arnt van Zwolle (in circa 1480)

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These oak sculptures depict the four church fathers: Ambrosius with mitre, book and lash; Gregorius wearing the papal tiara, Augustinus with mitre, open book and heart in the hand and clasping a model of the church and Hiƫronymus in monk's habit with open book.

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Title The Four Fathers of the Church
Material and technique Oak
Object type
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 74 cm
Width 21 cm
Depth 16 cm
Artists Attributed to: Meester Arnt van Zwolle
Accession number BEK N 9 a-d (OK)
Credits Gift Coll. Mr J.W. Frederiks, 1994
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1994
Creation date in circa 1480
Collector Collector / J.W. Frederiks
Internal exhibitions Brons Hout Steen. Zeven eeuwen sculptuur in het Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen (1994)
External exhibitions Nederlandsche Kunst van de XVde en XVIde eeuw (1945)
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe
Place of manufacture Antwerp > Belgium > Western Europe > Europe

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Meester Arnt van Zwolle

werkzaam 1460 - 1492

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